Photo-Op on SLDiscovery.com is a semi-regular feature that puts the spotlight on a Second Life spot that makes for a cool place at which to take photos inworld. Not an entire sim, not even a complete parcel, but just a single specific location - a spot.
Flickr members: join the SL Discovery Photo-Op group and add your pictures taken at Photo-Op spots to the group pool.
!! -->> Take note that several of the previous Photo-Op spots are already gone or changed in a significant way that renders those SLurls ineffective as originally intended. Very little in SL stays the same for long, so be sure to grab these opportunities as they come!
Prepare to enter a world of intricate charm and fantasy as we step into Lothlorien Forest. It's a good place to don your high elf or fae to dance in front of your camera. Oh and just so you know - the environment here is so filled with splendor you might find it difficult to narrow the focus to your avatar; you might end up taking scenic shots instead. But that's okay, too. This is a great place for scenic shots!
You'll probably be eager to wander around, but before you go anywhere, check out the views right where today's SLurl brings you. No matter which direction you point your camera, you're bound to find a couple good snaps to get started. There are flowering trees and grasses of every color. Many of the leafy bushes are festooned with glowing garlands. There are bubbling fountains and flickering fairy lights. With luck, your avatar (or your model) will fit right in, so start snapping those portraits.
When you're ready to move on, move ^up^. There's a spiral stairway at the base of the nearest tree, so climb on up and see what there is to see from those new heights. Elven architecture and designs surround you. Everything is curved, rounded and helical, featuring organic lines that soothingly help your cares slide away.
It's not my fault if you end up spending a lot of relaxing, pleasurable time here. You can, however, blame Isablan Neva, the proprietor of Skybox Nirvana Tenth Muse Furniture and the master builder of this enchanting location.
As if the given environment won't keep you busy enough with photographic treasures, just wait until you see how the area comes alive through Windlight.
Yes, you are likely to be here all day, so be sure to pack a lunch.
Take lots of pictures, then take a few more. Try new angles, new Windlight settings, new filters or painting experiments. Lothlorien Forest has a lot to offer toward assisting your creative expression.
(My lovely fae model is wearing Glow gown and wings by Paris Metro, March skin by Oddballs (Frakki Karu), Loreley hair by Alli & Ali, and Fly ears by Irischka Hotshot. )